Meet Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson, 59, has been a lifelong resident of Washington DC and a geriatrics home care worker for nine and a half years. Before becoming a home care worker, Michael worked in nursing homes as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) where he was sometimes responsible for the care of up to 11 patients per day.

December 16, 2015  /  Comments Off on Meet Michael Thompson

Hospital in Maryland suburb to become outpatient facility by 2018

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Plans to convert most of Laurel Regional Hospital to an outpatient facility are stirring concern among residents and community leaders who say they are worried about losing jobs and medical services in an area that is far from other hospitals.

August 6, 2015  /  Comments Off on Hospital in Maryland suburb to become outpatient facility by 2018

Home Care Workers’ Lawsuit Alleging Wage Theft Exposes Growing Industry’s Troubling Pay Practices

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Ann Temple has worked as a home care aide in Washington for more than six years. Five days and 40 hours a week, she attends to her elderly client, preparing breakfast and baths, cleaning the house, scheduling doctors’ appointments and picking up medicine.

June 16, 2015  /  Comments Off on Home Care Workers’ Lawsuit Alleging Wage Theft Exposes Growing Industry’s Troubling Pay Practices

‘Million Moms March’ Rallies In Washington For Children Killed By Police

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by Lilly Workneh

A “Million Moms March” was held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, rallying together a large crowd of mothers whose children have been killed by police.

May 10, 2015  /  Comments Off on ‘Million Moms March’ Rallies In Washington For Children Killed By Police

Justice League Marchers Rally at Capitol Against Spate of Police Violence

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Dozens of marchers took part in an eight-day, 250-mile-long march from Staten Island, New York to the nation’s capital to demand congressional intervention to tackle “the national crisis of police violence.”

April 21, 2015  /  Comments Off on Justice League Marchers Rally at Capitol Against Spate of Police Violence